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    After a career teaching Ancient Greek (both Classical and Hellenistic) and Biblical Studies, I made a radical switch in 2006 taking me much more into the field of modern language acquisition. I now teach both Spanish and English in a dual language elementary school, and I will co-direct an academic-vocabulary development program to support bi-literacy this year (2018-19).


    Post-Doctoral Research 1994—1995
    Mellon Research Fellow
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Department of Linguistics

    Ph.D.   May, 1991
    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary  (Louisville, KY)
    Areas of Concentration: Greek Language, New Testament History, New Testament Literature, Linguistic Theory (University of Louisville)

    M.Div.   December, 1986
    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary  (Louisville, KY)
    Area of Concentration:  Pastoral Care and Counseling

    B.A.   August 1981
    Jacksonville State University  (Jacksonville, AL)
    Majors:  English and History


    • 1995 Levels of Constituent Structure in New Testament Greek. Studies in Biblical Greek. Peter Lang Publishing.

    • 1995 “τί οὖν… The Inferential Question in Paul’s Letter to the Romans with a Proposed Reading of Romans 4:1.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament Suplement Series, Discourse Analysis and Other Topics in Biblical Greek. Sheffield Academic Press.

    • 1993 “How Do We Know a Phrase is a Phrase? A Plea for Procedural Clarity in the Application of Linguistics to Biblical Greek.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement SeriesBiblical Greek Grammar and Linguistics: Open Questions in Current Research. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Press, 1993.

    • List of book reviews available upon request

    • Web resources written using HTML5, CSS, and MySQL, available upon request

    Projects – an online grammar of Hellenistic Greek, over 20 lessons already active. The grammar is rather traditional in its method, but with content informed by recent studies in Greek Linguistics.

    Communicative Ancient Greek – interactive lessons in Ancient Greek using communicative methods. A colleague and I have presented reports on this work at national SBL meetings over the last few years. We hope to have a website up and running with at least 10 lessons later this year or early in the Spring of 2019.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Society of Biblical Literature,
    Joint Session With: Global Education and Research Technology, Academic Teaching and Biblical Studies
    1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

    Jonathan Robie, B-Greek: The Biblical Greek Forum and Micheal Palmer,
    Popup Greek (20 min)
    This talk will present the progress we have made on our Communicative Ancient Greek project.

    Micheal Palmer

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